It's that time of the month when Insecure Writers can post about their worries, fears, anxieties and receive help and support from other members :) Isn't that the best?
All thanks to AlexJCavanaugh who started it up and today the group celebrates its second anniversary. If you click on the badge you can find out a bit more :)
Last month I chatted generally about insecurities I have had since childhood and Donna Weaver wrote in my comments that one's self-worth is not conditional upon someone else's opinion.
So that comment led me onto today's topic - Marketing and owning up that you've written something! When I first started writing my novel I told no-one, not even my better half. I was worried about reactions. Now that the first novella is as good as done (although I think it shall need an upgrade now that I've revisited it - but that's a whole other post!) I need to start promoting myself. But how on earth do you do that when you worry about how others will rate it - back to Donna's quote. And honestly I haven't got an answer yet, although have a few ideas ........ growing a thicker skin ........... partaking in illegal substances then I wouldn't care about anything ......... giving someone a thick ear ........ Okay so maybe not the best course of action, but honestly, it seems like the writing of the book has gone from being the hardest part of the whole publishing process to the easiest!
On that note I'll leave you with this inspirational quote, because we all know how much I love a good quote :)
|Found at motivationalwellbeing.com|